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Don Gentine - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2013

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Don "" Gentine
City: Carson City
State: Nevada
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 25, 2013
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Apr 4th, 2013

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 2,317
Journal Visits: 3,965
Guestbook Views: 386
Guestbook Entrys: 5

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Pacific Crest Trail Map

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PCT

How I first heard about the PCT:

Early 90's I was on a ranger led hike above Donner Lake when we crossed the PCT. The ranger commented that the trail that way goes to Mexico and the other way went to Canada and some people hike the entire trail all at once! Now I had been on little 5 or 6 mile hikes so could not imagine someone really hiking all that way.

Started with a few 30 mile hikes. . . Then Sonora Pass to Yosemite Valley. . . Then the JMT. . . Been section hiking for about 20 years now but never gone on a long through hike.

I can't believe that I will be on the trail in 3 weeks and will stay out for 5 1/2 months. Now this is what I call a vacation!

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Don's Big Hike

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. The PCT passes through 6 out of 7 of North Americas ecozones. Learn more: www.pcta.org

 

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